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KU COACH DISAPPOINTED FOR SENIORS

April 2, 1991

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— Mike Maddox, Mark Randall, Kirk Wagner and Terry Brown have completed their careers at Kansas.

"The four seniors, I feel most disappointed for them," KU coach Roy Williams said after the Jayhawks' 72-65 loss to Duke in Monday night's NCAA title game at the Hoosier Dome.

"The other guys worked so hard, too, but it's tough because the seniors won't be around next year." -----

One senior, the 6-foot-9 Randall, bristled when it was suggested KU may have run out of gas in the finals. The Jayhawks reached the title game by dumping Indiana, Arkansas and North Carolina.

"I wouldn't say we were dead," said Randall. "We just didn't shoot well." ---

Williams couldn't help bux wax philosophical after the game:

"So much time is spent talking about the bad things in sport," Williams said, "but tonight you saw the good things. These were student-athletes you saw put on a great show tonight." ---

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski enjoyed the net cutting ceremony.

"More for the players," he said. "I love this team. I really do. The togetherness, they did what it takes all year long." ---

Duke guard Bobby Hurley on his team's free throw shooting. The Devils made 20 of 28 to KU's four of eight:

"I think it's just mental toughness to step up and make free throws," said Hurley. "The big thing is the way we defensed and rebounded down the stretch."

Duke lost the rebounding battle, 32-30. ---

Duke's Christian Laettner with his 12 of 12 free throw effort set the record for free throw percentage in an NCAA final. Dick Estergard of Bradley made 11 of 12 versus LaSalle in 1954.

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